The AutoCal™ system offers an in-line robot calibration solution designed to quickly and automatically guarantee the performance of
robotic equipment. Adaptable to a wide variety of robotic applications and compatible with most robot types, the AutoCal
system can detect drift or sudden changes to the robot structure itself (including joint offsets) as well as its Tool Center Point
(TCP), and then automatically correct for those changes without any operator intervention. This means no "guessing" of what
went wrong, no valuable time wasted re-teaching robot programs, and no loss of production quality!
- Full Re-Calibration of a "Bent"
Tool (TCP x,y,z and Orientation);
- Fast Recovery after a Robot Crash or Motor Replacement (Joint Offset Re-Mastering);
- Constant Automatic
Monitoring of the Robot's Performance;
- Optional Automatic Correction of Robot Temperature Variations;
- All that, while Drastically
Minimizing any Production Downtime!
The AutoCal system - Dynalog's State-of-the-Art Calibration Technology
Dynalog is the world leader
in robot cell calibration technology. Its mainstream product - the DynaCal™ system - is used for off-line robot cell calibration,
and has been accepted by many major robot manufacturers and end-users as the most accurate and technically advanced robot calibration
process available. The AutoCal system incorporates some of the proven DynaCal calibration technology into an in-line, economically
priced, fully automated system designed specifically for process monitoring and recovery purposes.
The AutoCal system - How it
The AutoCal system comes in different forms, depending on the particular robot controller and its level of integration (contact
Dynalog for more information). However, a typical installation consists of (1) the AutoCal software, (2) a micro controller (optional),
and (3) a rugged industrial sensor. The AutoCal system relies on simple and automatic measurements right at the tip of the tool
(TCP): no special artifact or interface required! Between production cycles, the robot automatically executes - in a matter of seconds
- a "Quick-Check" measurement routine to assess overall system performance and to detect any drift or crash of the robot or TCP.
Any changes to the robot structure or TCP can then be automatically corrected through the AutoCal system's "Recovery Calibration".
Finally, before resuming production, the AutoCal system will confirm the accuracy of the corrected robot and it's TCP, to ensure consistent
quality and process control.